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A triple bill of short, contemporary circus works as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014.

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is presenting a triple bill performed by its second year students.

The directors have crafted three individual narratives around the theme of 7. Each will explore a distinct aspect of today’s society. Become lost and found in a wasteland; feel more connected but ever disconnected in the age of the internet; and question that life is never simple, unless you live alone…

Apartment 7 – Directed by Meredith Kitchen and Aaron Walker

Welcome to the chaos of a share house, where personal space doesn’t exist, boundaries are overstepped daily, cohabitants become unlikely friends or annoying foes, simple things become overcomplicated and we all wish we had chosen the studio apartment with a cat.

On the 7th Day – Directed by Martine Howard and Tarn Scully

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, a group of strangers are thrown together in an air raid shelter; the time and place are unknown. Some are clinging on, others are losing the plot, most are justdesperate to find a way to escape. Innovative visual imagery collides with circus to create a show where all is not quite as it seems.

#ashtag7 – Directed by Dan Power

Enter the world you are already in, the world of touch screens, keyboards and smiley faces. In #ashtag7 the pandemonium of automation and computerisation are brought starkly to our attention; uncover how an overwhelming connection with technology can sometimes mean a disconnection with each other.

Audiences will be able to witness high level circus skills including High Wire, Slack Wire, Dance Trapeze, Cloudswing, Aerial Ring and Tissu.

24 – 27 Sept and 1 – 4 Oct 2014

NICA National Circus Centre, 39 – 59 Green Street, Prahran

TO BOOK visit melbournefringe.com.au or call (03) 9660 9666



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